Mindfulness: Mediation and Meditation

Published 5 August 2019 | No comments
Written by Rachel Rielly
CategoriesMental health Stress Worker fatigue
On The Broadway project, we are focusing on the wellbeing of all Multiplex staff and contractors working on our behalf. We have collectively been thinking of new ways to help manage stress and in doing so have took to mindfulness and how it can help in the workplace. We invited a guest speaker to help us learn meditation techniques as...

Hot Works Control System 1 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 5

Published 5 August 2019 | No comments
Written by James Quinn
CategoriesEmergency procedures Initiatives
This project has implemented a system of controlling hot works as part of their critical risk activities review programme. Having discovered a new 3L multi-use wet chemical fire extinguisher that is used for the main fire points, they are also using it as a hot works portable system in a 330ml container. As this system does not exist on any...

Medical ID and Emergency Contact Details

Published 5 August 2019 | No comments
Written by Leah Barrett
CategoriesEmergency contact details Emergency procedures First Aid Medical conditions Medications
To encourage the safety of the operatives on and off site, The Broadway project has requested for all operatives to update their medical information and emergency contact details on their smart phones. This phone feature allows details to be viewed even when the phone is locked, therefore easily accessible in the case of an emergency. Information such as allergies, blood...

Concrete Washout Skip Lid 1 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 5

Published 5 August 2019 | No comments
Written by Rachel Rielly
CategoriesRivers/watercourses Vehicle enhancements Working methods
On The Broadway project, we have brought in a concrete washout skip lid which is designed to contain the concrete during the blowing out procedure. It minimises the risk of operatives being struck by the pipeline, sponge ball or concrete, thus minimising the risk of injury from a potentially high risk activity. This has been greatly appreciated by the operatives...

MukGuard: Re-usable Over Shoes

Published 5 August 2019 | No comments
Written by Leah Barrett
CategoriesPlastics and packaging PPE Re-use Reduce
The Broadway project have taken steps to eradicate single use plastics on site, and have therefore banned the use of plastic blue over shoes, replacing them with MukGuard overshoes. MukGaurds are a re-usable, washable and durable over shoe, with sole grips to prevent slips. To find out more, click on the link below.

The Elipse Half-Face Mask

Published 5 August 2019 | No comments
Written by Rachel Rielly
CategoriesPPE
On The Broadway project, we invited GVS to attend the site and demonstrate the Elipse Half-Face Mask to our contractors as we felt many operatives on site who were needing to wear glasses and a mask at the same time struggled to get them to both to fit correctly, so either the mask was not set correctly or the safety...

‘Talk to Us’ at Broadway

Published 29 July 2019 | No comments
Written by Rachel Rielly
CategoriesFirst Aid Language differences Mental health Stress
On The Broadway project, the trained Mental Health First Aiders wanted to make it possible for themselves to be available for anyone to come and talk to via a general chit-chat. The talks help give faces to names regarding who the Mental Health First Aiders are, and also enables the Mental Health First Aiders to signpost anyone who requires support....

Female PPE at the Broadway Project

Published 29 July 2019 | No comments
Written by Rachel Rielly
CategoriesDiversity Inclusion Onsite dress code PPE
After a gap in the market was discovered, our Senior Office Manager, supported by Multiplex’s Temporary Works Manager, have been working with Onsite Support and Leo to develop a dual-tone female-shaped Hi-Vis. The Broadway will be the first project for Multiplex to make this change. Ensuring details of purchasing are passed onto the supply chain, all of the women currently...

Portable Rapid Eye Wash Stations

Published 8 July 2019 | No comments
Written by Nick Wicks
CategoriesEmergency procedures First Aid Occupational health risks Training
In an emergency situation, seconds count – especially when it comes to eye injuries. Eyewash stations have been extensively used on sites throughout the country. Normally, these involve breaking open vials, which can be fiddly and time consuming. In some cases, mounted plumbed-in water based eyewash systems are installed in specific locations around the site, which can take time to...

Health and Safety Showcase

Published 4 July 2019 | No comments
Written by Frank Blande
CategoriesCampaigns Charities/organisations Incentives
In partnership with Speedy Services, the 80 Charlotte Street site held a Health and Safety Showcase on site, with a particular focus on the control and management of dust; something the HSE and industry in general are looking at in great detail. A variety of manufacturers and suppliers set up stands to show off their services and demonstrate their latest...

A Walk Around the Office

Published 1 July 2019 | No comments
Written by Ross Thomson
CategoriesHealthy lifestyle advice Inclusion Recreation
The Healthy Working Lives committee on the University of Glasgow campus development have come together to create a virtual ‘walk around the office’, where there is a race for a number of teams to make their way around all the Multiplex offices in the world. This will be an ongoing challenge, projected to take 10 months, where teams will track...

Tackling Climate Change with Science Based Targets

Published 26 June 2019 | No comments
Written by Frank Blande
CategoriesCertifications Investigation Management policy Workforce
Multiplex has made a significant commitment to sustainability by taking the crucial step towards a low-carbon economy and signing up to the Science Based Target initiative. The business is only the second UK construction company to have targets approved by the SBTi and officially aligned with global demands to tackle climate change. Multiplex has committed to reduce direct carbon emissions...

Recycled Timber – Recycle Bins 1 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 5

Published 17 June 2019 | No comments
Written by Leah Barrett
CategoriesRe-use Recycle
The Broadway is dedicated to reducing waste on site and encourage recycling where possible. Our logistics team have created recycling bins made from off cuts of timber, which saves on cost of purchasing bins and reduces the use of plastic bins on the project. The recycled timber is taken from used pallets on site.

The Broadway Book Club 1 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 51 vote, average: 5.00 out of 5

Published 24 May 2019 | No comments
Written by Leah Barrett
CategoriesRecreation Rest
On The Broadway, project we have decided to set up a book club to encourage social engagement. Reading increases the blood flow and improves connectivity in the brain, which we believe is a good way for those on the construction site to switch off from work. Every month a new book is introduced, with a discussion at the end of...

Cold Weather Shelter Outreach Programme

Published 21 May 2019 | No comments
Written by Andrea Buckle
CategoriesCharities/organisations Goodwill Operative behaviour Residents Sensitivity to neighbours
The 80 Charlotte Street Project Team have collaborated with a new community group. The American International Church located on the boundary of the project on Tottenham Court Road hosted the Wednesday evening shelter for the C4WS’s cold weather shelter. As part of this commitment, one night per week the church hosts up to 20 guests overnight who are currently homeless...